AGree releases papers on challenges facing agriculture
This week, the AGree initiative, which seeks to build consensus and catalyze action on food and agricultural policy, released five papers addressing individual challenges for the future of agriculture. FULL STORY »
Introducing the PorkNetwork PED Center
A new online PED Center at PorkNetwork.com keeps you up-to-date on the most current, important and relevant information about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus to assist you in your management efforts. FULL STORY »
Jolley: Is water the new oil?
We've fought ugly wars over oil. We've developed horrendously expensive infrastructures where nothing existed before so we can transport oil from where it was to where it needed to be. Tankers the size of small cities ply the oceans to bring oil from there to here. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Fair to fabulous!
Nothing surpasses the eye-opening, mouth-watering, sensory overload of the food choices available at America’s summertime state fairs. Who says you can’t deep fry cotton candy? FULL STORY »
Farrow-to-finish margins rebound slightly
Farrow-to-finish margins increased last week to $33.49 per head compared to $28.10 per head the previous week, according to the latest Sterling Profit Tracker data. Last month, margins were $77.80 per head, but last year at this time, farrow-to-finish margins stood at just $5.09 per head. FULL STORY »
I'll have a bunless burger with cheese, please
Low-fat, no-fat, green vegetables only, just eat ice cream, Jenny Craig, the 7 day juice fast, “I lost 75 pounds on NutriSystem!” Want to eat nothing but convenience store goodies like Twinkies and Oreos for two months? There’s a diet for that. FULL STORY »
Food insecurity declines slightly
A few more U.S. families have consistent access to enough food than a few years ago, but the levels of food security remain high. The USDA’s Economic Research Service last week released its 2013 Household Food Security in the United States report, showing 14.3 percent of U.S households were food-insecure during 2013. FULL STORY »
Farrow-to-finish margins take huge hit
Farrow-to-finish margins took another huge hit for the week ending August 29, dropping from $40.32 per head to $28.10, says the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker’s latest report. FULL STORY »
Case study: No. Illinois Area Regional Control in action
Noel Garbes, DVM, with the Bethany Animal Hospital in Sycamore, Ill., recently outlined 10 principles of the clinic’s northern Illinois Area Regional Control (ARC) project. FULL STORY »
- Hog Outlook: Retail pork prices average $4.215 per pound
- Higher pork production anticipated in 2015
- Lighter Side: World's tallest cow found in Illinois
- Mark Greenwood named president of The Maschhoffs, LLC
- Photo of the Day: Phantom of the farrowing barn
- Jolley: Five Minutes with Vani Hari and why does she matter?